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CITY OF SHEBOYGAN NEWSLETTER - AUGUST 2017
Market Fresh Meals
It is becoming widely known that eating local, in-season produce is best for our health, but this notion can seem daunting and out of reach for most of us. The City of Sheboygan and the Sheboygan County Interfaith Organization (SCIO) have partnered to produce a program through WSCS entitled Market Fresh Meals to help bring this healthy practice into more Sheboyganite's homes. 
Business Center expansion critical to city's growth
In February, the City of Sheboygan engaged Ruekert Mielke, Inc. in association with Hitchcock Design Group to perform preliminary planning for an expansion of the City's current business park. The current Sheboygan Business Center is approximately 90 percent full and if the City wants to stay competitive in the local manufacturing market, expansion of the park is critical. The Five Year Strategic Plan adopted in late 2016, identified the expansion and development of an expanded business park as one of the key objectives. To accomplish this goal, it is necessary to do detailed planning to determine the available opportunities, yield and position in the marketplace.     Read more here
Sheboygan recognized for performance management leadership
Washington, DC, July 7, 2017 - The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is pleased to announce that Sheboygan, Wisconsin, has been recognized for its data-driven management and reporting efforts with a Certificate of Achievement in Performance Management.

"Performance management is a bedrock principle of professional local government management,: ICMA Executive Director Marc A. Ott said. "By recognizing these leaders, ICMA hopes to encourage others to make a commitment to collect and analyze data, report it transparently, and use it to continuously engage their communities and improve their organizations."                                                                                  Read more here

Community: If you are "catching waves," out on a jet ski (personal watercraft), be aware of our ordinances.
As we enjoy the summer and the waters along the City of Sheboygan Shorelines, please remember that jet ski use has (watercraft) restrictions covered by city ordinance.

First, Sec. 74-60, restricts jet skis from resting or being launched from the beach front. Second, safely operating  Read more here
Annexation necessary for vitality and future of City of Sheboygan
by David Biebel, Director of Public Works
The City of Sheboygan is over 150 years old. Over its history, opportunities for growth and expansion have been presented in the form of an annexation. Annexation is the term used to describe a change in the community's boundary that typically includes expansion of incorporated (City) land from a neighboring unincorporated (Town) land, resulting in changing the boundaries. The City of Sheboygan has 388 annexations in its history. 

Growth and expansion of cities is not only necessary but essential to the overall health of a community. David Rusk, author of "Cities without Suburbs" states: "when a city stops growing, it starts shrinking. Bad state laws can hobble cities. Neighbors can trap cities. Old cities are complacent, young cities are ambitious."
Utilizing public art to energize underutilized spaces in downtown Sheboygan
by Chad Pelishek, Director of Planning and Development
Approximately two years ago, the City and Sheboygan Squared embarked on an effort to map underutilized spaces in downtown Sheboygan and develop a plan to energize these spaces through place-making or creating something that stands out and people that experience it say "wow, I did not know this was here."  The plan identified six alleys and a public plaza along 8th Street to target. Phase one of these improvements was to add planters and lighting to the alley south of the Black Pig and south of the Subway. Residents have responded will to these improvements. We have seen wedding parties taking pictures in these alleys to people eating lunch on the benches and socializing.                                                                             Read more here
Levitt AMP Concerts
After flourishing for two years - sparking significant investment in the area and bringing people together in the heart of downtown - the Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series has returned to John Michael Kohler Arts Center's Festival Green for a third year to further increase community pride, drive the local economy and revitalize formerly dormant public spaces.          For a schedule click here
MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS:
Create your own coaster                       Celebrate women in STEM
during Make It @ Mead                          

Visit the Imaginarium at Mead Public Library on Thursday, August 3, and use ceramic tiles and CDs to create personalized coasters during Make It @ Mead.

Drop in anytime between 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. (while supplies last). All ages are welcome. Call 920-459-3400, ext. 3422 for more information.

Funded by the Kohler Foundation and the Mead Public Library Foundation.
Pay homage to some of the most prominent women in science, technology, engineering and math using amigurumi, the Japanese art of crocheting dolls during a FREE workshop on Tuesday, August 8, in the Imaginarium at Mead Public Library.

The workshop, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will be led by Suw Charman-Anderson,
Block Party: Build with LEGOs,               New self-checkout machine
blocks and more!                                    installation underway
Kids up to sixth grade and their families can have constructive fun with blocks, LEGOs, boxes and other building materials set up at stations throughout the Children's Library during Mead Public Library's upcoming Block Party.

Drop in anytime between 10:00 a.m. -
3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16. .
The first of Mead Public Library's new self-checkout machines is up and running on the first floor.

The new machines accept debit cards, are easier to operate and are significantly faster.
Sheboygan Fire Department receives grant
The City of Sheboygan Fire Department has received $98,839 from a federal government Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The health and wellness grant will be used to provide the entire department with National Fire Protection Association compliant physicals and will also provide consultation, equipment, training and certifications for department members to maximize their health, wellness and fitness now and well into the future.  Read more here
National Night Out is Tuesday, August 1st
City Development - August Newsletter
CITY OFFICIALS
Mayor Mike Vandersteen

828 Center Avenue, Suite 301
Third Floor

Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. - Noon, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone 920-459-3317
Fax 920-459-0256

mayor.vandersteen@sheboyganwi.gov

  Darrell Hofland
City Administrator

828 Center Avenue
2nd Floor

Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 920-459-3315
Fax: 920-459-3967

darrell.hofland@sheboyganwi.gov

ALDERPERSONS
DISTRICT 1
WARDS 1, 2, 3
TODD WOLF
523 Columbus Avenue
920-226-1698
todd.wolf@sheboyganwi.gov

JOHN BELANGER
2622 North 3rd Street
920-946-2738
john.belanger@sheboyganwi.gov

DISTRICT 2
WARDS 4,5,6,7,8,9
ROMAN DRAUGHON
1702 Alexander Ct.
920-377-0851
roman.draughon@sheboyganwi.gov

RONALD RINDFLEISCH
2301 North 36th Place
920-457-9235
ronald.rindfleisch@sheboyganwi.gov

DISTRICT 3
WARDS 10,11, 12
ROSEMARIE TRESTER
2110 North 9th Street
920-452-3166
rosemarie.trester@sheboyganwi.gov
MIKE DAMROW
1955 North 4th Street
920-918-2115
mike.damrow@sheboyganwi.gov
DISTRICT 4
WARDS 13,14,15
ANDY ROSS
310 St. Clair Avenue
920-457-9426
andy.ross@sheboyganwi.gov
MARY LYNNE DONOHUE
418 St. Clair Avenue
920-458-1027
marylynne.donohue@sheboyganwi.gov
DISTRICT 5
WARDS 16,17,18
MARKUS SAVAGALIO
2423 Center Avenue
262-745-5154
markus.savaglio@sheboyganwi.gov
SCOTT LEWANDOSKE
2201 Erie Avenue, #D104
920- 452-5709
scott.lewandoske@sheboyganwi.gov
DISTRICT 6
WARDS 19,20,21
HENRY NELSON
1926 Settlement Trail
920-457-6766
henry.nelson@sheboyganwi.gov
BRYAN BITTERS
911 Georgia Avenue
920-452-5195
bryan.bitters@sheboyganwi.gov
DISTRICT 7
WARDS 22,23
ANDREW SCHNEIDER
2647 W. Riverdale Avenue
920-918-0731
andrew.schneider@sheboyganwi.gov
SUSAN HOLZSCHUH
5016 Moenning Rd.
920-458-5662
susan.holzschuh@sheboyganwi.gov
DISTRICT 8
WARDS 24,25,26
RYAN SORENSON
2421A South 8th Street
920-912-1655
ryan.sorenson@sheboyganwi.gov
JIM BOHREN
1526 Knoll Crest Dr.
920-452-1777
jim.bohren@sheboyganwi.gov